Dorothy M. K. (Dot) Millar

Dorothy M. K. (Dot) Millar

Born Dorothy Mortimer, Dot Millar and her sister Gladys were among the finest women athletes this city has ever produced. Dot began playing softball at the age of 14 and after three seasons with the CGE team, played a season in Toronto as catcher for the great Marg (Babe) Vincent. Their team won the Toronto Major Championship and both were in great demand to play pro. Dot spent one season in Detroit where she was called “the best lady catcher in North America”.

She came back to Peterborough and played several more years with the CGE. After her playing career ended in 1937, she served as Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Provincial Women’s Softball Union from 1949 until 1955.

Dot Millar excelled at other sports, too, including hockey where she played on even terms with the men, basketball and bowling. She was considered the best in the city in speedskating. She died in 1984.

Year Inducted:

1988

Status:

Deceased

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Year Inducted:

1988

Status:

Deceased

Born Dorothy Mortimer, Dot Millar and her sister Gladys were among the finest women athletes this city has ever produced. Dot began playing softball at the age of 14 and after three seasons with the CGE team, played a season in Toronto as catcher for the great Marg (Babe) Vincent. Their team won the Toronto Major Championship and both were in great demand to play pro. Dot spent one season in Detroit where she was called “the best lady catcher in North America”.

She came back to Peterborough and played several more years with the CGE. After her playing career ended in 1937, she served as Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Provincial Women’s Softball Union from 1949 until 1955.

Dot Millar excelled at other sports, too, including hockey where she played on even terms with the men, basketball and bowling. She was considered the best in the city in speedskating. She died in 1984.

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